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 “To the Fringes of Faith”: Literature

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first great Mormon literature came only with the “Lost Generation” of the 40s, with authors like Maurine Whipple and Virginia Sorensen. The novel has flourished (with Levi Peterson a major ... More


The Other Lost Generation

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines some of the effects of post-war literary history on American women writers. The post-war literary movement is called the Lost Generation and it was in fact a community of men. ... More


A Hard Place to Write About

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the difficulty writers faced in writing about Greece at the start of the 1920s. It argues that a new conception of Greece, one not based on classical or Romantic texts, ... More


The Expatriate Idyll: The Sun Also Rises

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

A critique of American expatriates, mostly veterans of World War I, who turn Europe into a vast American playground. The alleged justification of their behaviour is their traumatic experiences of the ... More


Chandler and the American War Writers

Sarah Trott

in War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808646
eISBN:
9781496808684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808646.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter three considers the relationship between detective fiction and war fiction and the impact of one style upon the other to create a ‘war noir’. Taking examples from renowned World War One ... More


The Lost Generation

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Between the 370s and 410s, notable Christians left the Western Roman Empire to form monastic establishments in the nascent “holy land.” Melania the Elder was among the first wave of these Western ... More


Sold It to the Devil: The Great Migration, Lost Generations, and the Perils of the Urban Dance Hall

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the first recorded devil blues song, Clara Smith's "Done Sold My Soul to the Devil" (1924). Public anxiety about the moral hazards experienced by black female migrants to the ... More


The squeezed middle: The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain

Sophia Parker (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447308942
eISBN:
9781447310822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

As wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on working people grows more intense. The issue of living standards has become one of the most urgent challenges for politicians in both ... More


Pacifism, Fascism and the Crisis of Civilization: Vera Brittain, Storm Jameson and Nancy Mitford in the 1930s

Natasha Periyan

in British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960: Between the Waves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621822
eISBN:
9781800341302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621822.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Natasha Periyan examines the early 1930s’ novels of Nancy Mitford, Storm Jameson (and Jameson’s edited collection Challenge to Death) alongside Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth and material from ... More


Hunting in the Trenches

Charles Caramello

in Riding to Arms: A History of Horsemanship and Mounted Warfare

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780813182308
eISBN:
9780813182483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813182308.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

British military writers typically championed foxhunting (or "riding to hounds") as ideal preparation for cavalry service—an idea that retained its vitality after the Boer War but became a nostalgic ... More


Ceremonials and the War of Nerves

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ceremonies centering on the remembrance of soldiers who had fallen in battle proved crucial to the consolidation of a post-Great War psyche, and the various shrines of the Unknown Soldier that ... More


The Student of Science, Medicine, and Philosophy

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By examining McCulloch’s childhood and formative years during the 1920s as a student at Yale University and Columbia University, this chapter outlines the emergence of McCulloch as a ... More


Childhood and Youth: Privilege and Trauma, 1953–1979

Alfred L. Chan

in Xi Jinping: Political Career, Governance, and Leadership, 1953-2018

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197615225
eISBN:
9780197615256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197615225.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

As the son of Xi Zhongxun, a staunch revolutionary and a founder of the People’s Republic, Xi Jinping enjoyed a privileged childhood until Xi senior was disgraced and persecuted during the Cultural ... More


American Writers and World War I

David A. Rennie

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Recent scholarship has uncovered a spectrum of sociopolitical categories of World War I experience represented in American literature. American Writers and World War I resituates this collective ... More


Introduction: The Hell with All the Dirty, Easy Labels: American Writers and World War I

David A. Rennie

in American Writers and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter addresses the war’s multifaceted effect, not only on different areas of society but in terms of the competing interpretations that existed within various social groups. David Rennie ... More


‘A gang of disaffected Englishmen’: Spy Nozy and the Somerset Gang

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

James Gillray’s ‘New Morality’ cartoon of August, 1798, illustrating George Canning’s poem of the same name in The Anti-Jacobin, is in effect a police line-up of many of the suspects, both ‘usual’ ... More


Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the question, posed by Svetlana Boym in The Future of Nostalgia, ‘How can one be homesick for a home that one never had?’ Its focus is Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris, ... More


Postscript

Johanne Devlin Trew

in Leaving the North: Migration and Memory, Northern Ireland 19212011

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319402
eISBN:
9781781380987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319402.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Northern Ireland has ‘lost’ several generations through migration during the 1920s, the 1950s and the 1970s. Today, this phenomenon is back as thousands of young people are leaving again in search of ... More


Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, which focuses on a generational subset for whom the past barely exists in memory and the future is inconceivable—a ... More


Epilogue

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

in The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847579
eISBN:
9780824869007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847579.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The epilogue explores the ways in which métis former wards’s lives were affected by being uprooted from their mothers and their culture and how life in protection societies shaped their identity. It ... More


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